The values of subsistence

July 12, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell The Elders spoke earlier this summer about our Ancestors, who commissioned us to never fight about our resources like fish. However, we live in modern times and our sovereignty has been violated […]


4th of July past

July 6, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell Bethel 4th of July celebrations have always been a big event in the past. The preparation, where everyone pitched in, including City Municipality, as they do now, all service organizations, and someone […]


Problem Solver

June 27, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell Scientists are so smart, sometimes baffling how they think and what they accomplish in life, but the question still remains, are they that smart? Can they tell exactly how many stars there […]


The Gray Bar Hotel

June 20, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell I remember the time I went to the courthouse and sat in what I now know to be the main chamber. The attorney told me to be there by 10 a.m. so I […]


Becoming healthy can become a habit

June 13, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell Historian Will Durant said, “To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.” What we say, what we think and what we do should all be in sync. When […]


Please respect others property

June 6, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell Sunday, May 28, 2016 I checked in my two pieces of luggage and a tote in Anchorage at 0945 hours. When I got home to Bethel, I checked my bags and tote […]


Memories live on, make good ones

May 31, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell I opened the folder to 1959 and looked at the pictures I took with my Kodak Instamatic camera back then. The photos were in perfect shape. I look at the pictures from 1909 […]


Crime is crime

May 23, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell When I heard about the news from Dillingham concerning drugs and gun(s), I was confused. The news said a guy was arrested for “felony gun possession by a felon,” and that he […]


Be a voice for your people

May 16, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell One of the great privileges we have as Americans is we have a voice on many levels including boards and commissions. As citizens of the great state of Alaska, we are the […]


Please make our library a quiet sanctuary again

May 9, 2017 0

by Peter Twitchell I’ve been to the library more than usual since retiring from my job which was cut due to no funding. I cannot not believe the amount of noise at our library. It […]